German-Turkish Spat Berlin Summons Turkish Ambassador over Merkel Criticism

Germany's foreign minister is irritated by the reaction of Turkey's leading European affairs official to remarks by Chancellor Angela Merkel about the excessive use of force against protesters. Guido Westerwelle believes the rhetoric is "anything but European."
Turkish Europe Minister Egemen Bagis and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (right) in Berlin in 2012.

Turkish Europe Minister Egemen Bagis and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (right) in Berlin in 2012.

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